Wild Terrestrial and Aquatic Edibles of the Northern Adirondacks

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Pat Banker, Community Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension Franklin County and local wild edibles expert, will lead a walking tour to identify edible plants of the Northern Adirondacks and discuss their uses and history. This tour will focus on wild edibles in and around water at the VIC.  This tour is brought to you in …

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Recurring Event Guided Canoe Paddle

Guided Canoe Paddle

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Enjoy a beginner level canoe paddle on Barnum Pond with VIC staff.  Participants will learn about Adirondack wetlands and bogs and the fascinating diversity of life they support as you navigate along the Barnum Outlet into Barnum Pond.   Hats and sunscreen recommended.  Ages 5+.  Children must be accompanied by one adult per two children.  Every …

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$15.00 – $25.00

Monarch Fest

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

The International Union for Conservation of Nature recently added the migratory monarch butterfly, known for their flight to California and Mexico during the winter, to their "Red List," a compilation of animals that they deem endangered. The native populations of this butterfly have shrunk by at least 22% in the past decade, due to numerous  …

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FREE

Monarch Fest – “The Truth About Butterflies” With Children’s Author Maxwell Eaton III

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Children's author and illustrator Maxwell Eaton III will be at the VIC to read his book The Truth About Butterflies, another hilarious addition to this fan favorite series. It's a funny, informational book about what butterflies are really like. This guide to the majestic butterfly walks you through its unique life cycle and offers anything …

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FREE

Monarch Fest – Children’s Music With Cindy Watson

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Join us at the VIC to listen to children's music by artist Cindy Watson. Cindy grew up in a family that loved to go camping and sing songs around the campfire. As a child, she attended summer camps where she learned many traditional folk songs. Working as an outdoor educator, and then a teacher, Cindy …

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FREE
Recurring Event Guided Canoe Paddle

Guided Canoe Paddle

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Enjoy a beginner level canoe paddle on Barnum Pond with VIC staff.  Participants will learn about Adirondack wetlands and bogs and the fascinating diversity of life they support as you navigate along the Barnum Outlet into Barnum Pond.   Hats and sunscreen recommended.  Ages 5+.  Children must be accompanied by one adult per two children.  Every …

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$15.00 – $25.00
Recurring Event Wild Edibles Walks

Wild Edibles Walks

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

This program is offered on multiple dates (see drop down menu). Learn to identify wild local edible plants with expert Pat Banker from Cornell University Cooperative Extension. Pat will answer your questions about how to harvest, use, cultivate and otherwise appreciate these plants! Be amazed by what Mother Nature has to offer, from gluten-free options …

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$7.50 – $15.00
Recurring Event Mushroom Foray

Mushroom Foray

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Mushroom expert Susan Hopkins is back at the VIC for another summer of wonderful fungi hunting.  Join her for a casual walk in the woods to look at all mushrooms and fungi. We will discuss and identify poisonous and edible species and point out some of medicinal value too. This walk will take at least …

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$7.50 – $15.00
Recurring Event Wild Edibles Walks

Wild Edibles Walks

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

This program is offered on multiple dates (see drop down menu). Learn to identify wild local edible plants with expert Pat Banker from Cornell University Cooperative Extension. Pat will answer your questions about how to harvest, use, cultivate and otherwise appreciate these plants! Be amazed by what Mother Nature has to offer, from gluten-free options …

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$7.50 – $15.00
Recurring Event Fall Running Series

Fall Running Series

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Trail Runners! The fall series is right around the corner. Join us for cool Wednesday evening runs starting at 5:30. We will keep registration brief, and start running at 5:45. Hope to see you all there. Come explore the trails at the VIC with a new course each week. Bound over boardwalks, tromp down forest …

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Free – $5.00

September Concert – Jamcrackers – Music over the Marsh

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Jamcrackers  Seasoned solo performers Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan have combined talents to create a dynamic trio named in honor of the river drivers who broke up log jams. They worked hard to find solutions, to get things rolling again, and it was a job that couldn't be done alone. Dan, Peggy and …

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$15.00

Basic Land Navigation – Level I

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Who better to learn basic land navigation skills from than former Forest Rangers who’ve spent their careers in the backcountry of the Adirondacks? You will learn the basics of using a map and compass, including how to read topographic maps. By the end of the program, you’ll be putting these new skills to use for …

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$75.00
Recurring Event Fall Running Series

Fall Running Series

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Trail Runners! The fall series is right around the corner. Join us for cool Wednesday evening runs starting at 5:30. We will keep registration brief, and start running at 5:45. Hope to see you all there. Come explore the trails at the VIC with a new course each week. Bound over boardwalks, tromp down forest …

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Free – $5.00

Barksmanship Throwdown III

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Disc golf singles tournament on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Barkeater DGC in Paul Smiths, New York. For more information visit: https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Barksmanship_Throwdown_III_2022  

$45.00 – $60.00
Recurring Event Mushroom Foray

Mushroom Foray

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Mushroom expert Susan Hopkins is back at the VIC for another summer of wonderful fungi hunting.  Join her for a casual walk in the woods to look at all mushrooms and fungi. We will discuss and identify poisonous and edible species and point out some of medicinal value too. This walk will take at least …

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$7.50 – $15.00
Recurring Event Medicinal Mushroom Workshop

Medicinal Mushroom Workshop

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Local and common non-local medicinal mushrooms will be discussed and identified in this workshop. Harvesting, preparation and cultivation of mushrooms will also be discussed, including the methods to prepare tinctures. Participants will make and take home a double extraction mushroom tincture and an oyster mushroom kit to grow mushrooms at home. Bring lunch and a …

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$125
Recurring Event Fall Running Series

Fall Running Series

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Trail Runners! The fall series is right around the corner. Join us for cool Wednesday evening runs starting at 5:30. We will keep registration brief, and start running at 5:45. Hope to see you all there. Come explore the trails at the VIC with a new course each week. Bound over boardwalks, tromp down forest …

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Free – $5.00

Fall Colors Forest Bathing Walk

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Imagine yourself in a forest. Notice what's moving around you. Gently cup your ears forward with your hands, like deer ears, to amplify the forest sounds. A woodpecker? The breeze rustling in the leaves? Hone into each sound. Inhale the aromas of the forest, the scent of moist soil, of wildflowers. Touch the variety of …

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$30.00
Recurring Event Fall Running Series

Fall Running Series

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Trail Runners! The fall series is right around the corner. Join us for cool Wednesday evening runs starting at 5:30. We will keep registration brief, and start running at 5:45. Hope to see you all there. Come explore the trails at the VIC with a new course each week. Bound over boardwalks, tromp down forest …

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Free – $5.00